A 70-year-old woman died last week from injuries dealt by an SUV that hit her outside the Kings Park neighborhood in West Springfield half a month earlier.
On Nov. 15, Springfield resident Ly Tran was using the Braddock Road crosswalk to go from Kings Park Drive to the north side, which is the entrance to the Parkwood Baptist Church, the Fairfax County Police Department said in a news release today.
The crossing requires passing six lanes of traffic, plus three turn lanes with a crosswalk marked only by two parallel lines and a narrow grass median.
While Tran was crossing, the driver of a 2012 Toyota Rav4 turning right from Kings Park Drive onto eastbound Braddock Road struck her.
Tran was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not initially considered life-threatening, but she then died on Sunday, Dec. 4, according to police.
The driver, Willy Vaca Cardozo, 33, of Fairfax, was charged on Nov. 15 with failure to yield to pedestrians with the right of way.
“Speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash,” the FCPD said.
By FFXnow’s count, Tran is now the 30th pedestrian to be killed in a vehicle crash in Fairfax County this year. Virginia data shows 26 fatalities in 2022, but at least one death in November and the three deaths reported in December, including Tran’s, haven’t been counted yet.
In comparison, a total of 14 pedestrian fatalities were reported in 2021. No other year since the database begins in 2010 recorded more than 17 such deaths in the county.
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to kick off the season with new music, a new approach, and YOU!
Potomac Harmony is one of 500 choruses in Sweet
Adelines International. We’re a vibrant,
contemporary, inclusive, welcoming, and open community of women singers who
perform four-part harmony, barbershop style, committed to a high level of
achievement through teaching, mentoring, personal growth, and performance. Our vision is to entertain, educate, and
enrich lives through musical expression while promoting the barbershop art
Potomac Harmony recently had our first performance
with our new director, receiving rave reviews! We invite you to stop by any Wednesday
evening and be part of the fun and harmony!
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Come celebrate the Army Birthday Festival at the National Museum of the U.S. Army from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine!
• Experience outdoor and indoor fun activities, for all
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